June 21st, 2024

Sweden rallies late to defeat Canada, take bronze at hockey worlds

By The Canadian Press on May 26, 2024.

Canada will be leaving the world hockey championship empty-handed. Sweden's Marcus Pettersson, left, challenges Canada's Andrew Mangiapane during the bronze medal match between Sweden and Canada at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, May 26, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Petr David Josek

PRAGUE, Czechia – Canada will be leaving the world hockey championship empty-handed.

Sweden scored three unanswered goals in the third period to earn a 4-2 comeback win over Canada and claim bronze on Sunday.

Carl Grundstrom, with two goals, Erik Karlsson and Marcus Johansson scored for Sweden.

Dylan Cozens and Pierre-Luc Dubois replied for Canada.

Dubois scored 4:18 into the third period to give the Canadians a 2-1 edge, their first lead of the game after Grundstrom opened the scoring with the lone goal of the first period.

Karlsson kick-started Sweden’s run at 9:35 before Grundstrom got in on the fun just over four minutes later. Johansson scored an empty-netter with five seconds left to seal the win.

Canada was stunned by Switzerland in the semifinal on Saturday, falling 3-2 by shootout, leaving the Canadians to have to play for bronze.

Czechia and Switzerland will meet in the gold-medal final later Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 26, 2024.

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